Second annual Hickman Co. Quilt Show opens Oct. 5

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Celebrating 200 Years of Stars, the theme of the second annual Hickman County Quilt Show is to encourage Hickman County residents to enter at least 200 quilts in the show for Hickman County's bicentennial year.

This year's show features the star pattern and designs in pieced, embroidered, quilted, and appliquéd quilts. Other quilt patterns and designs will also be displayed. Show quilts are made or owned by current or former Hickman County residents.

The show also features three special quilts: The Cooper Quilt, stored for six generation in a cherry wood chest; Happy Hexagons, made in 1985 by 80-year-old Sarah Jenkins and featured in Great American Quilts; and The Katrina Quilt, made in 1939 and lost from a bedroom closet in Mississippi when the house was washed away during the storm. After the storm, the quilt was dredged from the mud and returned to its owner.

Show admission is free, and free parking is provided. The show is open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. The location of the show is Centerville First Baptist Church at 123 Church Street, Centerville. For more information about the quilt show, contact Ruth Ann Carathers by phone 931- 670-4998, by mail at 3117 Highway 100, Centerville, Tennessee, 37033, or by email You can also contact Bettye T. Griffin by phone 931-729-5437, by mail at 901 Highway 50, Centerville, Tennessee, 37033, or by email